United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002

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United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002
Alaska
1996 ←
November 5, 2002 → 2008

  Ted Stevens.jpg
Nominee Ted Stevens Frank Vondersaar Jim Sykes
Party Republican Democratic Green
Popular vote 179,438 24,133 16,608
Percentage 78.17% 10.51% 7.24%

Senator before election

Ted Stevens
Republican

Elected Senator

Ted Stevens
Republican

The 2002 United States Senate election in Alaska was held on November 5, 2002. Incumbent Republican United States Senator Ted Stevens ran for a seventh term in the United States Senate. He faced perennial candidate Frank Vondersaar, the Democratic nominee, journalist Jim Sykes, the Green Party nominee, and several other independent candidates in his bid for re-election. Ultimately, Stevens crushed his opponents to win what would be his last term in the Senate, allowing him to win with the largest margin of victory for any Senate election in Alaska, as well as the highest percentage of the vote in any of his elections.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 18,256 66.27%
Democratic Theresa Obermeyer 9,292 33.73%
Totals 27,548 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Stevens (inc.) 64,315 88.94%
Republican Mike Aubrey 7,997 11.06%
Totals 72,312 100.00%

Alaskan Independence Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jim Dore, conservative activist

Results[edit]

Alaskan Independence Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Alaskan Independence Jim Dore 2,665 100.00%
Totals 2,665 100.00%

Green Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jim Sykes, journalist
  • Thomas M. Higgins, theater technician
Green Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Jim Sykes 1,182 76.65%
Green Thomas M. Higgins 360 23.35%
Totals 1,542 100.00%

Libertarian Party primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Leonard Karpinski

Results[edit]

Libertarian Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Jim Dore 558 100.00%
Totals 558 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Alaska, 2002[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ted Stevens (inc.) 179,438 78.17% +1.46%
Democratic Frank Vondersaar 24,133 10.51% +0.17%
Green Jim Sykes 16,608 7.24% -5.29%
Alaskan Independence Jim Dore 6,724 2.93%
Libertarian Leonard Karpinski 2,354 1.03%
Write-ins 291 0.13%
Majority 155,305 67.66% +3.47%
Turnout 229,548
Republican hold Swing

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